Knight Transportation Safety Leader to Discuss Benefits of SmartDrive’s Video-Based Safety Program at ATA 2016 Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference
Senior Director of Safety to Address Knight’s Selection, Implementation and Roll-out of SmartDrive across One of North America’s Largest and Most Diversified Truckload Fleets
SAN DIEGO—Oct. 20, 2016—SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced that Knight Transportation Senior Director of Safety Tom Long will speak at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition, next week in Oklahoma City. Long will describe best practices and lessons learned in video-based safety, based on Knight Transportation’s selection and fleet-wide deployment of the SmartDrive program earlier this year. Presented by ATA’s Safety Management Council and Transportation Security Council, the conference will take place Oct. 24-26 in Oklahoma City.
In today’s industry, the majority of fleet managers are considering whether to adopt video-based safety technology. But with a growing list of options, the path forward can be confusing. A 10-year veteran of commercial transportation safety management, Long will share Knight’s perspective on factors contributing to carriers’ consideration of whether, when and how to implement a video safety solution. He will walk conference attendees through a step-by-step process for evaluating solutions, selection and through to implementation and roll out. In addition to sharing real-life video “case studies” and the impact video safety is having at Knight Transportation, Long will provide perspective on:
- Why Knight considered adding video to its fleet operation
- What Knight looked for when evaluating video safety vendors
- How the company structured and measured the success of its pilot program
- Best practices for moving from pilot to roll out
- Key insights and lessons learned
- Preparing for the change in company culture
Session Title: Best Practices and Lessons Learned with Video Based Safety: Knight Transportation’s Perspective
Date: Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
Time: 9:20 – 10:05 a.m.
Location: Cox Convention Center; Oklahoma City, OK
Long joined Knight Transportation 10 years ago and is based in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to joining Knight, he spent most of his career with the Tempe Police Department in Special Investigations and Special Events and retired as a commander in 2007. He previously served in the United States Marine Corps.
About SmartDrive Systems
SmartDrive Systems, the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Leadership Award for Video Safety Solutions, gives fleets and drivers unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video analysis, predictive analytics and personalized performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy-to-use managed service, fleets and drivers can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere. The Company, which is ranked as one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, has compiled the world’s largest storehouse of more than 140 million analyzed risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, Calif., and employs over 500 people worldwide.
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